Reset Your Step
By Dr. Hilary Kwan, Chiropractor
Now that all the marathons, competitions, personal bests, and goals have been completed, are you left wondering if penguins were the only ones who could have happy feet? All the walking, running, and exercise we did during the summer may have come with a side order of low back, knee, and feet pain.
If eyes are the windows to our soul, feet are the foundation of the whole body. And your feet have a very important job – to support the weight of our bodies. Similar to sloping, cracks, and separations in the foundation of our homes, our feet may be unstable. This can result from improper foot alignment caused by fallen arches for people with flat feet, high arches, or previous injuries like sprains and strains. Not only does improper foot alignment lead to a wide variety of foot problems, it also affects pelvis alignment that can result in back pain.
The good news is you can do something about it! Orthotics can improve our stability and posture by realigning our feet and lower limbs to reduce stress and strains on the feet, knees, and low back. Not only can orthotics improve our performance during exercise, they can also prevent new and repeat ankle sprains. And perhaps most importantly, because we’re all built differently, custom-made orthotics ensure each person finds the tailored support and treatment they need.
If you deal with any of the following common conditions, it’s time to consider orthotics.
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Spurs
- Bunions and Neuromas
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Shin Splints
- Runner’s Knee
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Low Back Pain
- Hip Pain
- Sacroilliac (SI) Joint pain
And perhaps the best news of all? Most extended health insurance plans cover custom orthotics; so let insurance foot this bill!
Treat your feet! This September, get a $20 gift certificate when you buy a pair of custom orthotics. Book your visit.